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COVID-19 vaccines for Asheville Pulmonary patients

There are now three COVID vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) that are approved for use in the United States. These vaccines are proven to be safe and effective among over 100,000 patients in published studies. These vaccines are thought to be critical to control the COVID pandemic. Our recommendation is that our patients receive the vaccine as soon as it becomes available for them, unless you have a history of severe allergic reactions (such as widespread hives or anaphylactic shock) to other vaccines.

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two separate doses, approximately 3-4 weeks apart. Your second vaccine should be from the same manufacturer as your first vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna). The Johnson and Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.

You CANNOT get COVID from the COVID vaccine. Side effects of the vaccines include pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills, body aches, and mild fever. These side effects occur more frequently in younger patients, patients with prior COVID, and after the second vaccine dose (if taking Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna).

If you have already had COVID, it is still recommended that you get the COVID vaccine once it becomes available to you.

Though these vaccines are very effective at preventing one from contracting COVID or experiencing severe health consequences of COVID infection, vaccinated patients should still wear masks, wash their hands, and practice social distancing precautions to further reduce their chance of catching COVID.

For further information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

Buncombe County is now administering vaccines. Visithttps://www.buncombecounty.org/covid-19/default.aspx to register or for more information. Appointments for Buncombe County can be also made by calling 828-250-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For finding other vaccine locations and to check availability, please visit https://myspot.nc.gov/

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Patient Information

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When Preparing for Your First Appointment

Patients should arrive at least one hour early to their first appointment so they have time to complete necessary paperwork and testing.

Please make sure to bring:

  • Insurance identification card(s)
  • Driver’s license or other government issued identification
  • Referral form from referring physician’s office
  • Recent chest X-rays, CT scans or other relevant medical records from referring physician’s office
  • Completed and signed New Patient and Medical History forms.

Payment and Insurance

All co-payments, deductibles and the cost of any non-covered services must be paid at the time of service. Asheville Pulmonary participates in most insurance plans, including Medicare. If a patient is not insured by a plan that Asheville Pulmonary participates in, payment in full is expected at each visit.

Missed Appointments

A patient who misses three consecutive appointments without notifying the office will be dismissed from the practice.

Prescriptions and Renewals

A patient may request a prescription or renewal by calling (828) 255-7733, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday. He should have the pharmacy name and telephone number, and the name and dose of medication available at the time of the call.

Prescription refills requested after 4 p.m. won’t be done until the next business day, and no refills will be handled over the weekend.

Contacts

Patients who have questions about appointments, medical records, billing, insurance or other matters regarding their care should call

(828) 255-7733 or email csmith@ashevillepulmonary.com .

Fax number is (828) 258-3084.

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